The Department of Physics at the University of Strathclyde, in the centre of Glasgow, has been rated number one in the UK for research in the REF 2014.
A theoretical prediction first made by John Jeffers in 2000 and now observed experimentally, suggests that losses in quantum optics may not be so random after all.
- A one-day Symposium was held recently in recognition of Sir Peter Knight receiving and honorary Doctorate
- Recently, Zheng-Ming Sheng and Dino Jaroszynski, together with collaborators in Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China and UCLA in USA, have proposed the idea of a plasma optical modulator for intense lasers, that not only can change the temporal profiles of intense laser pulses but also produce extremely broad spectral bandwidths, even exceeding of the central frequency.
"Gravitational waves, the final prediction of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, were finally confirmed after a century of speculation, debate, and concerted experiment. This marks the dawn of gravitational wave astronomy that will open up a new window upon the universe. As part of a major international effort, Strathclyde has played an important role in this momentous discovery."
All welcome to attend.
3pm Wednesday 24th February 2016, JA3.25 John Anderson Building
An additional Advanced Higher day for pupils and teachers taking Advanced Higher Physics. Register by Fri 8th Jan.
Discover more about The Department of Physics
New MSc in Industrial Photonics
Announcing the new postgraduate taught MSc to train physicists and engineers in photonics, a key enabling technology, underpinning many areas of industry.
As well as advanced academic courses, you'll have the opportunity to undertake a three-month research or development project based with one of our industrial partners, such as M Squared Lasers.
You'll also have the chance to develop your entrepreneurial skills by taking courses delivered by the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship.
Academic Opportunities with Strathclyde Physics
As part of the Strathclyde Global Talent Attraction Platform, the Department of Physics is seeking to build on recent success and attract leading scientists to complement our existing activities and build our team of leading researchers to further enhance our national and international position in research and the societal impact of our work.
We are particularly interested in expanding activity in the following areas:
- Quantum Condensed Matter Physics
- Quantum Optics, Information, and Metrology
- Laser-Plasma Interactions